Governance

The Mount Barker Waldorf School Board is responsible for strategy formulation, policy making and compliance with requirements imposed by Commonwealth and State authorities. It also ensures the school is well-run in the interests of all stakeholders. Each Board Member has been selected from a large number of nominations from across the school community and beyond. We invite you to read the profiles of each of our experienced Members below.

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Shelley Warchol

Chair

Shelley has over 20 years’ experience working within the public and private sectors across a range of industries including health and IT.

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Grant Whitehead

Deputy Chair

Grant is currently a founder of two companies, an event production company here in Australia and an online event start-up company based in South Carolina, USA.

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Kerry Jones

Board Member

Kerry is a Director at the Australian Centre for Social Innovation helping to solve big social challenges in Australia. She has been part of the team transforming the organisation into a networked operation.

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Peter Follett

Board Member

Peter has worked for about 20 years with enterprise and industry leadership groups to support their professional growth, enabling them to better grasp and respond to increasingly turbulent conditions.

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Hannah Murphy

Board Member

Hannah specialises in transforming business models to ensure financial sustainability through continuous improvement of process and enabling technologies.

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Lachlan Jeffries

Board Member

Lachlan also has experience on a number of Boards including the South Australian Governments board for Zero Waste SA (now known as Green Industries SA),and Interchange SA which is focussed on supporting children, teenagers and adults with disabilities.

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Emma Grigson

Board Member

Emma served in the Australian Army for almost twenty years, working in strategic health and intelligence roles. During this time she worked with many indigenous communities around the world on education and development programs – leading to a passion for driving change through education.

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Jennifer West

Board Member

Jennifer is a lifelong learner. As one of the founding teachers of Mt Barker Waldorf School she worked for around 20 years as both a class teacher and high school teacher and has been active in Waldorf Education for around 45 years

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